|Method||Aquatint with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Constantine Stadler after Joseph Farington|
|Published||Pub. June 1.1793, by J. & J. Boydell, Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, & Cheapside.|
|Dimensions||Image 217 x 321 mm|
A classic view of the High Street, with Queen's College in the right foreground, University College in the left, spires of University Church and Lincoln College in the background, with scholars in gowns walking the street from 'A History of the River Thames' within A History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain (1794).
Joseph Constantine Stadler (active between 1780 and 1822) was a printmaker of German origins. He settled in London in the 1780's and, specialising in aquatint engraving, became responsible for the successful production of many ambitious topographical works. Amongst these were Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg's Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain, and numerous commissions for Rudolph Ackermann including Views of London, and Public Schools.
Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a landscape painter and diarist. He studied in Manchester, and moved to London in 1763 to be taught in the studio of Richard Wilson. He became a member of the Society of Artists in 1765, joined the Royal Academy at its inception in 1769, and became an academician in 1785. He submitted work annually until 1801, and continued to exhibit at the academy until 1813.
Abbey Scenery 432.14, Adams (London) 75.14